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St. Griffith park view Matthias, Crown Point, ‘Party Like It’s 1933’ New Year’s Eve Party, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Hollywood sign griffith park with dinner, beverages, favors, deejay music, reverse drawing, pizza at 11 p.m. Pony rides at griffith park and champagne toast at midnight. Pony rides griffith park Call 663-2201 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. Griffith park museum You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

St. The old zoo griffith park Mary, Griffith, New Year’s Day Afternoon Bingo sponsored by St. Griffith park california Mary Athletic Association, doors open at 11 a.m., early birds start at 1 p.m. Griffith park hours and regular games at 2 p.m. History of griffith park at Hildebrandt Hall. Griffith national park Regular set-up fee includes dinner and dessert. Griffith park observatory los angeles Reserve seats before Dec. Haunted table 29 at griffith park los angeles ca 30 at 922-2283.

St. Griffith park sunset Andrew the Apostle, Merrillville, All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner hosted by Msgr. Griffith park parking lot Joseph Ryder Council 4047 Knights of Columbus, 4-7 p.m. Griffith park los angeles california Tickets at the door or call Jim Snelson at 769-448

Our Lady of Consolation, Merrillville, Meat Loaf Dinner hosted by Good Shepherd Council Knights of Columbus,4-7 p.m. Griffith park food in Vamos Hall. Griffith park hike map Preschoolers eat free. Griffith park horseback riding hours Carryouts available.

St. Horseback riding in griffith park Matthias, Crown Point, Date Night for couples with dinner, beverages and fellowship; free babysitting provided. Griffith park caves Call 663-2201 for tickets.

St. Griffith park dogs James the Less, Highland, Chili Cook Off hosted by St. Griffith park zoo haunted John Paul II Council 16008 Knights of Columbus, noon-5 p.m. Griffith park halloween Bring in a pot of chili to share, or just come to sample. Griffith park los angeles map Call 677-1100 for details.

St. Griffith park entrance Andrew the Apostle, Merrillville, Annual All-You-Can-Eat Soup Kitchen, Salad Bar and Bake Sale, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Griffith park history in Ameling Hall. Griffith park steamers Carryouts available in pints and quarts. Griffith park dog park Proceeds benefit Deacon George Modrak Tuition Assistance Fund at Aquinas School. Griffith park fountain To volunteer to make soup or bake, call Rick or Tina at 662-2437.

St. Griffith park observatory hiking trails James the Less, Highland, Valentine’s Day Dinner/Dance hosted by St. Griffith park kids John Paul II Council 16008 Knights of Columbus, 6:30 p.m. Travel town griffith park hours for buffet dinner and 8 p.m.-midnight dancing to Just for Fun, favors and open bar. Griffith park wiki Tickets in advance only; call Daniel Mills at 801-5250 or Robert Mikuly at 776-8773.

St. Griffith park restaurant Edward, Lowell, Fourth annual Dinner and Doo Wop Concert featuring Harbor Lights a cappella vocal group, 6:30 p.m. Griffith park tennis dinner and 7:30 p.m. The griffith park observatory concert. Griffith park train steamers Advance tickets only at 696-7221.

St. Things to do near griffith park Michael the Archangel, Schererville, Senior GEMS Fat Tuesday Celebration with food and games for all 51 and older, meeting at 10 a.m. Christmas lights at griffith park and party from noon-2 p.m. Griffith park observatory hike in St. 2658 griffith park blvd los angeles ca 90039 Patrick Hall. Griffith park horses Call Carol at 805-0413 to RSVP and bring a dessert or side dish to share

• St. Griffith observatory park James the Less, Highland, Society of St. Griffith park observatory hours Vincent de Paul meeting, 6:45 p.m. Griffith park picnic area second and fourth Tuesdays. Travel town griffith park Email This email address is being protected from spambots. Zoo griffith park You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• Holy Name of Jesus, Cedar Lake, T-Shirt Quilt Class for middle and high school students and adults, 6-8 p.m. Griffith park chicago Dec. Griffith park hiking map 21 and 28 in the Youth Room. Griffith park hike Bring 16 T-shirts in same size, white thread and 3 yards of interfacing. Map griffith park Call Mary Joan Dickson at 306-2919.

• Bishop Noll Institute, Hammond, Student Entrance Exam administered, 8 a.m.-noon Dec. Griffith park hollywood 17 and Jan. Abandoned zoo griffith park 7, Fee is $25 at the door. Food near griffith park 932-9058 or bishopnoll.or

• Office of Intercultural Ministries, East Chicago, Marriage Prep in Spanish, 3-6 p.m. Griffith park things to do May 6 and 13, Aug. How big is griffith park 5 and 12 or Nov. Griffith park deaths 4 and 11 at 3814 Grand Blvd. Griffith park observatory laser show Donation covers expenses and texts. Griffith park run 397-2125

• St. Griffith park parking Maria Goretti, Dyer, Drumming Circle for Adults to release, restore and heal, 6:30-8 p.m. Laserium griffith park Jan. Train in griffith park 9, Feb. Griffith park visitor’s center auditorium 6, March 6 and April 3 in Casa Maria South Hall. Train museum griffith park No experience necessary. Autry griffith park Contact Karin Jurek at 865-8956, x302, 218-6259 or This email address is being protected from spambots. Things to do in griffith park You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Andrean High School, Merrillville, Entrance Exam, check in at 7:30 a.m., exam begins at 8 a.m. Griffith park pony rides and trains and ends at 11-11:30 a.m. Griffith park trail run Enter Door L at gym lobby. Griffith park horseback riding prices RSVP at andreanhs.org/rsvp.

• St. Griffith park los angeles ca John the Evangelist School, St. Horseback riding griffith park John, Free Pancake Breakfast and Open House with guided tours, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Griffith dog park Call 365-5451 or visit sjeschool.org.

• St. Griffith park concerts Michael the Archangel Catholic School, Schererville, Open House for preschool through grade 8, 11:30 a.m. Griffith park bike rental Mass, and 1-2:30 p.m. Griffith park film office free spaghetti lunch and tours. Observatory griffith park 322-4531

Marquette Catholic High School, Michigan City, Informational evening for new Associates College Degree Program, 6 p.m. Planetarium griffith park for incoming freshmen families in the Global Finance Lab. Griffith park southern railroad Contact Jennifer Quinlan at This email address is being protected from spambots. Griffith park in los angeles You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

St. Hiking trails in griffith park Michael the Archangel Catholic School, Schererville, Open House for preschool through grade 8, 9:30 a.m. Griffith park address Mass, and 11-12:30 p.m. Griffith park cougar free pancake breakfast and tours. Is griffith park haunted 322-4531

Bishop Noll Institute, Hammond, Fiftieth Reuniting Weekend for class of 1967, Friday gathering at House of Pizza, Saturday dinner at Teibel’s Restaurant, Sunday picnic at Munster Community Park. Griffith park animals Reservations required for all events. Restaurants near griffith park observatory Email This email address is being protected from spambots. Griffith park trails You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• Our Lady of Consolation, Merrillville, Blood pressure screening after 4:30 p.m. Hiking trails griffith park Mass every third Saturday and after 8:30 and 11 a.m. Horseback riding at griffith park Mass every third Sunday in the main vestibule of the church.

• Franciscan Alliance Northern Indiana Region, ‘Lung Screenings,’ sites in Chesterton, Crown Point, Dyer, Hammond, Michigan City, Munster, Valparaiso. Hotels near griffith park Fees. Best griffith park hikes 1-855-472-1659

• Franciscan St. Griffith park zoo hours Anthony Health, Crown Point, ‘Diabetus Education and Meal Plan Classes,’ four-week series 1-3 p.m. Griffith park observatory events Tuesdays and 6-8 p.m. Griffith park blvd Wednesdays in September, October and November in Burrell Classrooms. Parking at griffith park Individual appointments available. Griffith park map of attractions Fee may be covered by insurance. Griffith park laserium Register at 757-6268.

• St. Griffith park observatory Mary, Crown Point, ‘Blood Pressure/Sugar Screenings,’ Dec. Griffith park los angeles 18, after all Masses, St. Autry museum griffith park Agnes Center. How to get to griffith park ‘Foresters Blood Drives,’ Nov. Griffith park lights 27, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hammes Hall. Griffith park pool Fees. Griffith park beaverton 663-6779

• Our Lady of Grace, Highland, Ballroom Dance Lessons sponsored by Knights of Columbus, 7-9 p.m. Griffith park running routes Mondays. Old la zoo griffith park No registration, all are welcome as schedule permits. The griffith park Donation of $5 benefits K of C charities. Train griffith park Email This email address is being protected from spambots. Griffith park trail marathon You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

St. Griffith park news Elizabeth Ann Seton, Valparaiso, American Red Cross blood drive, 2-7 p.m. The trails griffith park Call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment, or walk in.

Sacred Heart, Wanatah, American Red Cross blood drive, 7 a.m.-noon. Griffith park trail maps Call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment, or walk in.

Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness, Chesterton, American Red Cross blood drive, 2-8 p.m. Trains at griffith park Call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment, or walk in.

St. Griffith park running trails Matthias, Crown Point, American Red Cross blood drive, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Griffith park soccer Call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment, or walk in.

St. Griffith park activities Joseph, LaPorte, American Red Cross blood drive, noon-6 p.m.. Merry go round at griffith park Call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment, or walk in.

Our Lady of Grace, Highland, American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Griffith park zoo Call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment, or walk in.

St. Griffith park zoo los angeles Paul, Valparaiso, American Red Cross blood drive, noon-6 p.m. Griffith park events Call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment, or walk in.

St. Haunted picnic table griffith park Bridget, Hobart, American Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m. Griffith park hayride Call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment, or walk in.

St. Haunted table 29 at griffith park Michael the Archangel, Schererville, Blood pressure, glucose and oxygen level screenings, after 5 p.m. Hotels near griffith park los angeles Saturday and 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Griffith park trail half marathon Sunday Masses in the east coat room.

Holy Name of Jesus, Cedar Lake, Open gym for high school and college students, 6-9 p.m. Griffith park trail map pdf Dec. Griffith park in la 27 and 29 in the school gym. Griffith park pony ride los angeles ca Call Mary Joan Dickson at 306-2919.

St. Griffith park location Joseph, Dyer, ‘Helping Hands Food Pantry,’ open 3rd Wed., 10 a.m.-noon, 6-7 p.m. Los angeles griffith park Serving residents of Dyer, Schererville, St. Griffith park tunnel John; bring two proofs of residency. What to do in griffith park 865-2271

St. Griffith park fireworks Michael Respect Life Group, Schererville, ‘Baby Items Needed.’ Includes cribs, mattresses, high chairs, car seats, and clothing sizes newborn to 2. Hayride griffith park 365-5355, 865-0217 or 365-8192

‘Winfield Resale Shoppe,’ off Randolph St. Playground griffith park Open Th-F-Sat, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Best hikes in griffith park Sponsored by Holy Spirit, Four Seasons Methodist, Cross of Christ Lutheran; St. Griffith park train hours Elizabeth Ann Seton, Valparaiso.

St. Griffith park zoo lights Maria Goretti, Dyer, Non-food Needs Pantry for local families, 9:30-11 a.m. La griffith park fourth Saturday in Casa Maria North Hall. Hollywood sign from griffith park To volunteer or donate, call Karen Boyle at 865-5482.

St. Griffith park train museum Stephen, Martyr, Merrillville, Respect Life Mass, 9 a.m. Griffith park hiking trails map (following Sacrament of Reconciliation at 8:30 a.m.), followed by adoration and Holy Hour

Diocese of Gary, March for Life 2017 pilgrimage to Washington D.C., with visits to Holocaust Museum, Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian Institution, national monuments, youth rally and Mass, Evening of Prayer and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Griffith park picnic Fee includes transportation, hotel and some meals. The griffith park collection Register at 924-4163.

• Bethany Retreat House, East Chicago, ‘Stop the World’ daytime retreats,’ 9 a.m.-5 p.m., T-F-Sat. Griffith park hollywood sign trail Contact 398-5047 or bethanyretreathouse.org. Griffith park pony rides New Dream Group is forming, to meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Running in griffith park the third Wed. Griffith park petting zoo of each month. Griffith park visitor center To register, contact bethanyretreathouse.org or 398-5047.

• St. Griffith park observatory trail Patrick, Chesterton, Bereavement Ministry with faith-based approach to dealing with grief, 7 p.m. Griffith park directions second Monday in Ministry Room, Bldg. Griffith park train and pony rides 2. Griffith park for kids 926-1282 or 241-2732

St. Old zoo griffith park directions Matthias, Crown Point, Blessing of wine in honor of St. Griffith park train birthday party John, bring your wine to be blessed after Masses at 4 p.m. Restaurants near griffith park Saturday and 8 a.m., 10 a.m. Griffith park observatory hours of operation and 7 p.m. Hiking at griffith park Sunday

Calumet College of St. Griffith park pony rides hours Joseph, Hammond, “Seeking the Light” Young Adult Retreat Day with Bishop Donald J. Griffith park lake Hying for college students and young adults, 9 a.m. Griffith park observatory shuttle to 7 p.m., with optional social until 9 p.m. Griffith tourist park Cost includes meals. Griffith park attractions Register by Dec. Griffith park railroad 21 at seekingthelightretreat.org.

• Cathedral of the Holy Angels, Gary, Tenth annual Tribute to Dr. Griffith park weather Martin Luther King Jr. Griffith park observatory tickets featuring speaker IUN Chancellor Dr. Things to do at griffith park William J. Griffith park images Lowe and Wirt-Emerson Visual and Performing Arts High Ability Academy Concept Choir, 3 p.m.

• Ss. Griffith park holiday train Monica and Luke, Gary, Kwanzaa Celebration of Family, Community and Culture, 10 a.m. Train museum los angeles griffith park Mass with celebrant Father Chester Smith, SVD, and Karamu (feast) at noon

St. Griffith park hike to hollywood sign John the Evangelist, St. Griffith park swimming pool John, “Strong Catholic Families: Strong Catholic Youth” parent/grandparent/caregiver session sponsored by the Diocese of Gary Office for Youth & Young Adults, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Griffith park hollywood sign Visit strongcatholicfamiliesdg.org to RSVP or call Kevin Driscoll at 769-9292, x229.

Our Lady of Sorrows, Valparaiso, 40 Hours Devotion with guest homilist Father Benjamin Ross, begins with exposition after 11 a.m. Ferndell griffith park Sunday Mass, continuing with exposition after 8 a.m. Griffith park light show Mass on Monday and Tuesday and ending each night with Benediction services at 7 p.m. Hiking griffith park 759-2400

• Nativity of Our Savior, Portage, ‘Family Rosary,’ last Sunday of the month, 7 p.m. Griffith park train christmas lights ‘Divine Mercy Chaplet,’ 2nd Sunday, before 11 a.m. Park griffith Mass.

• St. Griffith park walking trails Michael the Archangel, Schererville, ‘Centering Prayer Group,’ 6-7 p.m., St. 3200 canyon drive griffith park los angeles ca 90068 Patrick Hall room. Griffith park observatory wedding This email address is being protected from spambots. Griffith park camping You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• Ss. Directions to griffith park Cyril and Methodius, North Judson, ‘Legion of Mary Mother, Exterminatrix of Heresy Praesidium meeting, 9:15 a.m. Friends of griffith park (after 8:30 a.m. Griffith park helipad Mass). Griffith park trails hollywood sign Contact Bernadette at (574) 772-3341 or This email address is being protected from spambots. Griffith park waterfall You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Serra Club of Northwest Indiana, Hobart, Meal, meeting, prayer and fellowship with group that fosters and affirms vocations to the priesthood and vowed religious life, 5:30 p.m. What to do at griffith park the first and third Monday every month in the cafeteria at St. Griffith park train Mary Medical Center, 1500 S. Griffith park apartments Lake Park Ave. Train town griffith park All are welcome.

• Our Lady of Sorrows, Valparaiso, ‘Compassionate Friends,’ 1st Thurs., 7-9 p.m. Griffith park conservatory For those who have lost children or grandchildren. Griffith park hike trails 462-0921 ‘Rainbows, Spectrum.’ For children experiencing trauma, loss, transition. Griffith park pony 759-2400

• St. Griffith park collection Patrick, Chesterton, ‘Bereavement Ministry’ with faith-based approach to dealing with grief, conducted by those who have suffered a loss. Merry go round griffith park Share or listen at 7 p.m. Griffith park travel town second Monday every month except August in Ministry Room of Building 2. Griffith park ponies 926-1282 or 241-2732

• St. Griffith park recreation center Paul, Valparaiso, ‘Men’s Breakfast Support Group’ for men taking care of person’s with Alzheimer’s Disease/dementia, 8:30 a.m. Griffith park photos the first Wednesday of each month at the Viking Chili Bowl Restaurant, U.S. The observatory griffith park 30, Valparaiso. Map of griffith park Call Barb or Terri at 477-5433.

• Franciscan St. Griffith park trails map Margaret Health-Dyer, ‘Caregiver Support Group’ for families with Alzheimer’s/dementia, cancer, stroke and other care responsibilities, 2-3:30 p.m. Bronson canyon griffith park los angeles ca the fourth Sunday in Blessed Mother Conference Room, west entrance. Griffith park 4th of july Call Jim and Pat Koeling at 365-3898 or (888) 303-0180.

• St. Hotels near griffith park observatory Paul, Valparaiso, ‘Caregiver Support Group’ for families caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia, 3-4:30 p.m. Griffith park movies second Thursday of each month at Pesto’s Italian Restaurant, 3123 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso. Griffith park hiking trails Call Barb or Terri at 477-5433.

• Diocese of Gary Pastoral Center, Merrillville, ‘Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide’ support group meeting sponsored by Catholic Charities, 7-9 p.m. Griffith park elevation the third Monday of each month beginning Nov. Griffith park night hike 21. Griffith park wildlife Call LOSS intake at (312) 655-7284, and to check on meeting in case of severe weather, call (312) 948-7902.

• St. Griffith park jobs James the Less, Highland, Wounded Healers winter series, seven non-denominational grief support groups for death of a spouse, parent, sibling, friend, child/grandchild and for teens and suicide survivors, 7-8:30 p.m. Griffith park 4730 crystal springs dr los angeles ca 90027 Wednesdays. Griffith park playground 924-5577 or woundedhealers-nwi.com

• St. Griffith park cafe John the Evangelist, St. Griffith park ca John, “Divorce and Beyond” 10-step program for those going through a divorce, 7 p.m. Griffith park night view on Mondays, Jan. Train ride griffith park 9 through March 13. Griffith park night Call Deacon Ed Bodley at 365-7784.

• Franciscan Communities, Crown Point, “Hope for Tomorrow” bereavement support group, 10-11:30 a.m. Griffith park opening hours Mondays, Feb. Griffith park wedding 6-March 13 in the Holy Family Conference Room.

• St. Griffith park observatory hollywood sign James the Less, Highland, Wounded Healers winter series, seven non-denominational grief support groups for death of a spouse, parent, sibling, friend, child/grandchild and for teens and suicide survivors, 7-8:30 p.m. Los angeles griffith park observatory Wednesdays, Jan. Griffith park zoo prices 18, Feb. Griffith park ghost train 8 and 22, March 1 and 15 (with speaker). Griffith park observatory address 924-5577 or woundedhealers-nwi.com